THERE are so many skincare products and treatments out there, it can be so hard to know which ones are best for our own skin.
And with everyone having a different skin type, from dry to oily, there really is no 'one size fits all' option to getting that much sought-after 'glow'.
Things are made even more confusing by the thousands of hacks recommended to us on sites like TikTok too.
From 'slugging' to 'icing' – there are so many new beauty hacks gaining millions of views online.
However, proceed with caution!
Here, Waleed Taleb, an aesthetician at Vera Clinic, reveals the TikTok beauty trends you need to steer clear of, and explains the reasons why…
One popular viral skincare trend is called "slugging", which involves coating your face in an ointment, often Vaseline, to moisturise your skin overnight.
It's reached over 117 million views on TikTok.
However, this hack can clog your pores and cause a further breakouts.
Instead, use a moisturiser suitable for your skin type overnight.
Skin icing is a new skincare trend that promises glowing skin and has 10.3 million views on TikTok.
So what is this popular trend about?
The trend involves massaging ice cubes into your face as the action of skin icing tightens and contracts the skin, leaving it sculpted and plump with an outdoorsy glow.
However, the extreme change in temperature can cause redness and sting so is not recommended by professionals. 
A gua sha massager is a new tool that is used during the final stage of a skincare routine which claims to smooth skin, improve elasticity, and prevent skin-ageing.
On TikTok the hack has 92 million views.
The tool is produced from crystals, however there is little evidence that supports using them in your daily skincare to provide benefits.
The next hack is putting toothpaste on spots overnight.
While it's true that several ingredients found in toothpaste are drying to the skin, this hack can cause irritation.
Ultimately, this home remedy for breakouts isn't worth the risk.
With over 2.9 million TikTok views there are many DIY home face exfoliating scrubs made from household ingredients including lemon, honey, sugar and coffee.
Although they do not include any harmful ingredients, the granules commonly used in DIY exfoliating scrubs can have rough or jagged edges.
These can be harsh on the skin, potentially leaving it red and raw and ultimately a shop-bought face mask can do a better job. 
Waleed isn't the only expert to warn against following advice from social media sites.
Dr Tijion Esho has also warned against taking advice directly from TikTok, as some of the hacks he has seen are potentially dangerous. 
“I regularly see people in my clinic who have tried a 'skincare hack' they saw on the channel,” he said.
“They end up in my waiting room because they need something fixed.”
Skincare can be confusing thanks to the endless list of products available and constant advertisements claiming there is a newer and better way to make your skin glow.
Which means you’re more than likely to have been doing your nightly skincare routine all wrong.
Here, dermatologist Dr Chris Tomassian reveals the correct way to layer the products and recommends which ingredients to look out for.
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